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      Alexander Korda

      Alexander Korda

      Highest Rated: 100% Marius (1931)

      Lowest Rated: 50% Men of Tomorrow (1932)

      Birthday: Sep 16, 1893

      Birthplace: Pusztatúrpásztó, Austria-Hungary

      As one of the preeminent filmmakers from England, director and producer Alexander Korda - who emigrated to the Isles from Hungary - was instrumental in putting British cinema on the international map. With his production company, London Films, Korda found success after a decade of making movies in Vienna, Berlin and Hollywood with "The Private Life of Henry VIII" (1932), which launched the career of Charles Laughton as well as his own. From there, he produced successes like "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (1934) and "The Ghost Goes West" (1935), before directing Laughton in "Rembrandt" (1936), one of the most acclaimed biopics of all time. With war looming in Europe, Korda did his part in boosting the cinematic image of the British Empire with "Knight Without Armour" (1937), "Drums" (1938) and "The Four Feathers" (1939). He oversaw "The Thief in Bagdad" (1940), one of the all-time great children's classics, while back in Hollywood, he also produced Carole Lombard's final film, the comedy classic, "To Be or Not to Be" (1942). Returning to England, he bought a stake in British Lion Films and produced the Cold War classic, "The Third Man" (1949), and the excellent Shakespeare adaptation, "Richard III" (1955). Over several prolific decades, Korda earned his place in cinema history for playing a significant part in capturing a heroic image of the British Empire on celluloid.

      Photos

      BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE, Margaret Leighton, Alexander Korda at reception to welcome David Niven back to England to star in Bonnie Prince Charlie, 1948 PERFECT STRANGERS, (aka VACATION FROM MARRIAGE), from left, Robert Donat, director Alexander Korda, 1945 PRIVATE LIFE OF HELEN OF TROY, THE, Lewis Stone, Maria Corda, director Alexander Korda, 1927 on the set of the film

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 18% Storm Over the Nile Executive Producer - 1955
      No Score Yet 83% The Elusive Pimpernel Producer - 1950
      99% 93% The Third Man Writer,
      Producer
      $447.0K 1949
      No Score Yet 50% An Ideal Husband Director - 1947
      No Score Yet 62% Vacation From Marriage Director,
      Producer
      - 1945
      96% 93% To Be or Not to Be Executive Producer - 1942
      54% 56% Jungle Book Producer - 1942
      100% 84% That Hamilton Woman Director,
      Producer
      - 1941
      No Score Yet 43% Lydia Producer - 1941
      100% 81% The Thief of Bagdad Producer - 1940
      No Score Yet 33% Over the Moon Producer - 1940
      No Score Yet 15% The Lion Has Wings Producer - 1940
      100% 85% The Four Feathers Producer - 1939
      No Score Yet 54% The Divorce of Lady X Producer - 1938
      83% 56% The Drum Producer - 1938
      No Score Yet 48% Storm in a Teacup Executive Producer - 1937
      63% 73% The Man Who Could Work Miracles Producer - 1937
      100% 39% Dark Journey Producer - 1937
      No Score Yet 51% Knight Without Armor Producer - 1937
      100% 51% The Ghost Goes West Producer - 1936
      91% 55% Things to Come Producer - 1936
      75% 75% Rembrandt Director - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Forget-Me-Not Producer - 1936
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Men Are Not Gods Producer - 1936
      80% 27% Sanders of the River Producer - 1936
      No Score Yet 67% Conquest of the Air Producer - 1936
      90% 75% The Scarlet Pimpernel Producer - 1935
      No Score Yet 73% The Private Life of Don Juan Director,
      Producer
      - 1934
      57% 47% Catherine the Great Producer - 1934
      No Score Yet No Score Yet For Love or Money Producer - 1934
      95% 75% The Private Life of Henry VIII Director - 1933
      No Score Yet 43% Wedding Rehearsal Director - 1932
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Service for Ladies Director - 1932
      50% No Score Yet Men of Tomorrow Producer - 1932
      100% 91% Marius Director - 1931
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Squall Director - 1929
      81% No Score Yet The Private Life of Helen of Troy Director - 1927